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into congress, in our state delegations and across the country. i am very proud in california from our delegation of democrats as the majority of women. not even counting our two senators, senator feinstein and senator boxer. women are empowered in california. i also want to acknowledge that there are members here, two of our colleagues have gone to the senate. senator elect tammy baldwin. [cheers] [applause] and senator elect maisie hirano and only the second woman of color to serve in the senate. so that is pretty exciting. bill: nancy pelosi will seek her position as minority leader. if you saw a few moments ago, she is a democrat. nancy pelosi with the democratic women of the house. it's not a large stage of there, so they are standing pretty close together. martha: back to the top story of the day, and that is general david petraeus has said that he has voluntarily decided that he will testify what he saw on the ground in 1000 when he was mayor at the end of october, and that will happen on friday. a lot of people pressing for that and felt it was very important that he should sha
, new york state still at 83 weeks. california, 73 weeks. nevada, 73 weeks. you know how the unemployment rate is in nevada. those people are really hurting out there. mark zandi, a lot of people go to him for his thoughts on economy. he believes the unemployment benefits is the most beneficial element to the economy in the short term. do you agree with him? >> no. not to bore our listeners with this keynesian nonsense you print pieces of paper that somehow stimulates the economy. it doesn't. you focus how you enable people to get through a very rough patch that had nothing to do with them. how do you it in a way that doesn't perpetuate unemployment but allows people to get jobs even if it is not what they want at least get back on their feet. in terms of the economy, don't do it in the macro thing to help the economy. no. focus does it enable people to get through a rough patch and get people back on their feet. bill: or do you take the other argument and suggest the more unemployment you receive the less incentive it is for someone to actually find a job? >> well, the b
. there are two other cases involved. let me tell you what those are. 9th case california's controversial proposition 8 when voters overturned the state court riling that allowed gays to marry. the 10th case comes from arizona where they are challenging a law state took away health benefits of domestic partners of state workers. it's possible that the court could take those up as well, bill but most think they will take a doma case up. we'll find out, maybe today, probably monday. bill: interesting. william la jeunesse, thank you. live in l.a. watching that story for us. martha? martha: in syria people are losing access now to the outside world as fighting continues between rebels and government troops. a paralyzing situation. we're live in the middle east. bill: also immigration, health care, two of the biggest stories and they're both happening in the state of arizona. governor jan brewer is here to defend some of her recent decisions live. we'll talk to her in a moment. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my me
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